This is the blog of John Dulaney, a hacker of Fedora, SCAdian, player of Music, blacksmith, sailor, and consumer of Bacon.
I am returned
So, I got back into town in time for poetry night, and, for once, I am not impressed. Glen was, as usual, good, and after him went this dude that was going up for the fist time, thusly deserving some slack. Now, however, there is a ‘guest’ that is ‘rapping’, and I must admit that I am not at all enjoying it. Normally, I’m not a huge rap fan, anyway (with several very notable exceptions). This time, it’s some girl that isn’t even in time, much less putting out anything really original or even marginally inspired.
<Rant>If you don’t like/want systemd (and I think most distros will wind up with it eventually) then don’t use Fedora 15. Don’t go shouting on the Devel list about how it shouldn’t be installed by default.</rant>
Now that my anoyances are out of the way, on to SELF. I reckon I’ll break it down to what I liked:
- All the cloud stuff. That will be useful for QAing F16, and that alone is enough for me to have gone.
- Networking. I met up with a couple of KDE devs (one of whom also does embedded and alternative architectures, in which I also have interest) that has gotten me to install KDE. There’s some cool stuff there since the last time I messed with it. I’ll admit, it’s been a while. That said, I still prefer Fluxbox in terms of workflow.
- The Genetics talk was supremely interesting. I would very much like to learn more on the subject, and may at some point dabble in the code some.
- I missed Spot’s talk because I was networking, but that was cool (see 2 above; I also talked about real estate (random)).
- Helping folks understand how Fedora works was decidedly win.
- Speevan back was fracking awesome, except for the hangover.
There really wasn’t too much I disliked except the aforementioned hangover, but since that was self-inflicted, I can’t complain, can I? I also managed to bomb my kernel on Friday morning, but it wasn’t difficult to fix (those that were there know what I did).
I tried to introduce Ryan Rix to grits, but he was supremely uninterested. I consider that the fail of the weekend.